OngoingWorlds blog

News & articles about play-by-post games, for roleplayers & writers


Way with Worlds – Tropes & worlds

This was originally posted by Steven Savage on his blog, and has allowed me to republish it here as I think it’s useful for roleplayers! This is part of Steven’s Way With Worlds series of articles. 

map of mordor

So last we met I discussed originality being an illusion, but I feel I do need to cover something – the use of tropes, stereotypes, and “seen-it-all-before” elements in our worldbuilding. Read More


Top 10 overused plot devices that you definitely SHOULD use in your game


This week I found a great article of 10 overused plot devices (read it here), the author says NOT to use these in fiction, but I think we definitely SHOULD use them in roleplaying games! Read More